THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Kenneth M. Vieth
Issue Date: November 7, 2019
Kenneth M. Vieth, 76, of Marinette, passed away peacefully on Oct. 31, 2019 surrounded by his family at Aurora BayCare in Green Bay. He was born in Menominee, MI to Maurice and Dorothy (Mueller) Vieth on April 29, 1943. His family moved to Milwaukee when he was a child but he loved going to the family farm in Porterfield during the summers. He served in the US Army and was stationed on Belle Isle in Detroit. There he met the love of his life, Toni. She was his rock, and they shared a love of life, friends and family. Their love grew with each day they were together. Faith was the center of Ken's life. He lived each day to the fullest, making Jesus the center of everything he did. His example of being a true Christian will live on in everyone he touched.
He worked at Marinette Marine for a few years then at the Marinette Post Office until his retirement in 2000. He was an active Union Leader at both jobs. He was a former member of Menominee Beagle Club, Peshtigo River Bow Hunter's Club, M&M Great Lakes Sport Fisherman's Club and The Harmony Sportsman's Club. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 146.
Ken loved the outdoors. He shared his passion for hunting and fishing with his children, grandchildren and many others. He truly appreciated the beauty found in nature, and considered it one of God's greatest gifts. He also loved his parish family at SS Joseph & Edward Church. He took pride in training new altar servers and teaching Religious Education. He put his faith in action everyday of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Toni and their three children, Joe (Sue) Vieth of Phoenix, AZ, Ken (Tammy) Vieth of Marinette and Kathy (Kevin) Olson of Marinette; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy (Dallas) Cross and Bonnie (Jim) Brien; and his "adopted" family members Shobah Ramaiah and her son, Achal Gowda. He is further survived by four brothers-in-law and their spouses and many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and many others.
Visitation was on Tuesday Nov. 5, at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home from 4 - 7pm with a prayer service at 7. Funeral Mass was on Nov. 6, 2019 at SS. Joseph & Edward Parish in Porterfield at 11 am with visitation from 10 am - 11am. Lunch followed at the church.
In honor of our husband and father, donations can be made to Fr. Jess' Philippine Outreach project.